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Finding Compassion

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      20 comments

I often reassure people by telling them “No problem is a small problem if it is your problem.” I believe it when I say it. Sometimes it’s very easy for me to sit back and look at another person’s issues or concerns and hear that tiny voice insid... Read more

Learning To Persevere

Monday, June 06, 2011      32 comments

One of my closest friends may be brain dead. My eighty seven year old father finds out today or tomorrow if he has bone cancer. My eighty year old mother may have a bowel obstruction. I am so stressed out that my legs and lower back scream with... Read more

Finding A Tough Goal

Sunday, June 05, 2011      21 comments

At the end of March I decided to set an activity goal of taking ten thousand steps a day. Since I’ve been using my BodyBugg it’s tracked automatically and I simply upload the information in my computer each evening. It’s ninety percent accurate.... Read more

An Update On My Friend

Saturday, June 04, 2011      28 comments

As of late yesterday my friend Ron was still in a coma and his wife told me he was not responding or communicating. The doctors are not sure how long his brain was deprived of oxygen. They are running EEG's every few hours to monitor his brain f... Read more

A Request For Prayer, Healing, Love and Energy

Friday, June 03, 2011      58 comments

Hi all A close friend of mine suffered a massive heart attack yesterday while training for his first 5K. Ron is 63 and is currently in critical but stable condition. He was running down a hill when he was afflicted and a neighbor found him ... Read more

But What About The Things You Do Right? (video blog)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      17 comments

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When The Going Gets Tough.................. (video blog)

Monday, May 30, 2011      15 comments

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Whose Goals Are Your Goals?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      30 comments

A friend called to thank me the other day. He’d just received his bachelor’s degree. When I answered the phone his first words were, “I called to thank you for helping me learn how to set goals the right way.” Tim had been out of school for tw... Read more

And Then There Is Right Now

Monday, May 23, 2011      33 comments

I often remind myself to "live in the moment." Between me and you, I achieve it about forty percent of the time. Mostly, I'm regretting past decisions or worrying about a date circled on the calendar three weeks into the future. Rarely do I simp... Read more

Observations and Updates

Sunday, May 22, 2011      18 comments

Observation: My thirty three year old son and I had a late supper Thursday night. He usually works second shift so the opportunity to sit and talk is far and few between. Half way through dinner he looked across the table and commented: “You kn... Read more

Learning From A Five Year Old

Friday, May 20, 2011      28 comments

Somewhere in my reading yesterday I found a passage that suggested if you were looking for true wisdom, find a five year old to talk to. I was fortunate in this respect because my granddaughter had her end of the year kindergarten super-duper mu... Read more

With Regret

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      17 comments

I am not going to be able to attend the Spark Rally this weekend. With the recent damage to our home because of some flooding, this just happens to be the weekend the insurance adjsuter and a few contractors will be coming by. As good as I am I ... Read more

Sticker Shock

Monday, May 16, 2011      42 comments

Joan and I took our grand daughter to the movies yesterday afternoon. It was a Disney flick, about the lions in Africa. She really wanted to see it. She's five and she really got scared so thank goodness it was only ninety minutes long. Before t... Read more

Examining My Goals: Wow How Time Flies

Sunday, May 15, 2011      25 comments

Did you ever get one of those phone calls that made you smile the moment you recognize the caller ID? An old friend/client called me Thursday afternoon and after the traditional exchange of pleasantries he said “I called to thank you for helping... Read more

Becoming Sugar Free: Day Three

Friday, May 13, 2011      35 comments

I’ll have to admit I was a bit over whelmed by all the advice I received on becoming sugar free. My first inclination was to try to rationalize my way out of making the commitment by telling myself “this is way too much to do.” Since I know how ... Read more

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